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Texas Retirement Specialists Receives CISQUA Award

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)     Pete Thomson, host and founder of The Consumer Team, today announced that Texas Retirement Specialists is receiving the 2016 CISQUA Award.  The award, which recognizes outstanding North Texas businesses, will be presented to the staff of Texas Retirement Specialists on June 1, 2016.   Consumer Team founder Pete Thomson commented on the award.  He said, “I’ve known the team at Texas Retirement Specialists for over 4 years.   During this time I’ve been able to see first-hand the outstanding work they do in helping families plan for retirement.   It’s an honor to have them as part of The Consumer Team and exciting to see them receive the CISQUA award for 2016.”

Texas Retirement Specialists - 2016 CISQUA Award Winner

Texas Retirement Specialists – 2016 CISQUA Award Recipient

The Consumer Team CISQUA Award recognizes exemplary performance in the areas of consumer integrity, service, quality and accountability.   Regarding Texas Retirement Specialists selection, Thomson added, “The retirement years can be very fulfilling for people who plan appropriately.   We appreciate the manner in which Texas Retirement Specialists educates their clients to anticipate the headwinds of the retirement years and to be prepared.   They’re also advocates of alternative investments, outside of the U.S. stock market, which I believe is prudent for anyone over 55 to consider.”

Thomson said that the CISQUA Award was created to promote best practices in the Dallas-Ft. Worth business community.   He added, “On The Consumer Team our goal is to connect educated consumers with the best businesses in North Texas.   By bringing CISQUA to Dallas-Ft. Worth, we’re hoping to raise the level of awareness regarding these key areas of business responsibility.”

Thomson called Texas Retirement Specialists‘ commitment to financial education an asset to North Texas.  In addition to being regular contributors on The Consumer Team, Texas Retirement Specialists sponsors a weekly radio program, Found Money Radio.  The program is broadcast on 1080 KRLD and 820 WBAP Radio.   Thomson said, “After someone listens to Found Money Radio for 5 minutes, it’s obvious that it is a different kind of financial talk radio program.  And that’s because Texas Retirement Specialists wants to help people understand what’s important relative to managing money and retirement planning.  They’re committed to financial education.”

The Consumer Team airs on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD Radio on Saturday from 6-8 PM (Central).   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.

Consumer Team Radio: Best Back-to-School Computers, Do It Yourself Investing Peril & New Scams Targeting Hotel Guests

The Consumer Team in on the air!   Listen to host Pete Thomson, Saturday, 5-7PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio.  On this weekend’s program (8-9-14):

Pete Thomson - The Consumer Team

Pete Thomson – The Consumer Team

Best Computers & Tablets for Students:   Consumer Report’s Carol Mangus will report on the best buys for students of all ages.

DIY Investing….”Kids Do Not Try This at Home!”:   We’ll review the latest Dalbar study which doesn’t give do-it-yourself investors a good grade.  Jim Poe of Texas Retirement Specialists will be our guest.

Scams Targeting Hotel Guests:   Ernie Sprance will report on new scams targeting hotel guests.   Be sure to tune in before you check in!

To learn more about The Consumer Team, click here.  To listen live, Saturday between 5-7PM (Central), click here.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.


Consumer Team Radio: Best Time to Buy Products; Car Dealer Tricks & Tracking Teen Drivers

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)    Saturday, June 21, 2014, The Consumer Team will help you improve your consumer life.  Saturday’s program, broadcast from 5-7PM on 1080 KRLD Radio, will feature several informative feature segments:

The Consumer Team - Saturdays 5-7 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio

The Consumer Team – Saturdays 5-7 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio

When To Save On Purchases:   Mandy Walker with Consumer Reports will talk about when products go on sale.  From January through December, we’ll tell you when different products will be at their lowest prices.

Retirement Planning:  Don’t Go It Alone!   Jim Poe from Texas Retirement Specialists will be the guest for a discussion on why consumers do better when they work with a competent retirement planner.

Car Dealer Tricks:   We’ll talk with Richard Walsh of Auto Locators of Texas about the slick tactics that dealers use to confuse us and increase their profit from a sale.   As you’ll learn from Richard, you can take control of the transaction!

Tracking Teen Drivers:  Ernie Sprance will report on new technology that’s allowing parents to closely monitor their teenage drivers.   Speed, location and even mechanical issues can now be monitored with several cost effective high-tech tools.

To listen live, go to   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Jim Poe Named Instructor for “The Richness of Life Institute”

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)   Jim Poe, founder and CEO of Texas Retirement Specialists, has been named an instructor for The Richness of Life Institute, a non-profit organization that offers adult education financial courses at college campuses throughout United States.  Poe has worked in financial services for over 30 years.  In addition to his work at Texas Retirement Specialists, Poe hosts a weekly radio program on retirement, “The Found Money Report”.   Poe is also a regular contributor of The Consumer Team radio program.

Jim Poe - Texas Retirement Specialists

Jim Poe – Texas Retirement Specialists

Commenting on “The Richness of Life Institute” Jim Poe said, “Having an opportunity to help people enrich their lives with financial education is very fulfilling.  And to be able to be part of “The Richness of Life Institute” is very meaningful to me.”   Poe added that objective, fact-based financial education for retirees is virtually nonexistent in the marketplace.  He said, “At ‘The Richness of Life Institute’ all the information we present is based on research from some of the country’s leading financial organizations.  With the right information and education, people can make wise choices with their money which means a better life in retirement.”

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team and co-host of The Found Money Report, commented on Poe’s appointment to instructor at “The Richness of Life”.  He said, “I can’t think of a more qualified person to be teaching financial education than Jim Poe of Texas Retirement Specialists.  Every week when we do our radio programs, I literally take notes on many of the things that Jim talks about.  Based on the top ratings that Jim’s programs get on the radio, it’s clear that his message is resonating with the radio listeners of Dallas-Ft. Worth and North Texas.”

Response to “The Richness of Life Institute” has been enthusiastic among North Texas colleges.  After launching at The University of Texas in Arlington (UTA), the course is now being offered at Southern Methodist University, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Phoenix and The Lockheed Martin Recreational Area.   Poe said that student feedback has been very positive.  He said, “We’ve had very favorable comments regarding the course.  Even people who consider themselves to be well informed on investing and financial matters have said that our course was very valuable.”

The course is generally offered in one classroom session per week for 3 weeks on both nights and weekends.  For additional information, including upcoming courses in North Texas, go to http;//  or call 888-774-4492.   The Found Money Report radio program is broadcast Saturdays at 10AM on KRLD Radio and 3PM on WBAP Radio.   The Consumer Team talk radio program is broadcast Saturdays at 5PM on KRLD Radio.


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